How Low is the Bar Set That Ranveer Singh Gets Labelled Husband of the Century?

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How Low is the Bar Set That Ranveer Singh Gets Labelled Husband of the Century?

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

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ook, I get it. When two obscenely good-looking superstars — in the prime of their lives, pink of health, and top of their careers — get married, it’s big news. Obviously, we want in on all the details. How many functions? Who made it to the guest list? And which ex felt snubbed in the absence of a gilded invite on scented handmade paper in the mail? It’s a matter of national importance. Nay, it’s a matter of grave personal importance for wholly unconnected, single third parties, given the hysteria with which each mundane detail is revealed, smothered by a gaggle of superlative adjectives. Are you even worthy of being called a woman if you can’t prattle off the names of all the designers Deepika and Ranveer wore, in alphabetical order — not just Sabyasachi, mind you?

The over-effusiveness, while odious, can be amusing on good days. I suppose guessing the exact length of the do chutki sindoor in Deepika Padukone’s maang during her post-wedding appearances can be a fun drinking game.   

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